Foster Parenting and Special Needs Adoption
FOSTER PARENTING AND SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION THROUGH CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
People who are interested in becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent should contact the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Ongoing support is provided to foster or adoptive parents, which includes:
- Buddy System – Peer support program that pairs newly licensed families with experienced foster or adoptive parents.
- Area Support Liaisons – Liaisons are available to help families with any questions or problems they may have regarding foster or adoptive care issues.
- Helpline – 24 hour phone line to help foster and adoptive parents who need to talk about their experiences and help with problem solving.
- Support groups are held all over the state on a regular basis. Types of groups include Foster/Adoptive Parents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Spanish Speaking Foster/Adoptive Parents, Relative Care Provider, Complex Medical Needs and more.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service names:
Foster Parent/Family Recruitment
Adoptive Family Recruitment
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Children and Families
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2017